Wow, you updated! :D That's great!
I have to say, the scene at the beginning was a little... dramatic, but that's okay. I suppose I would get dramatic like that if my heart ached like that (although I'm not a bloke). It's nice to see that Teddy can't change his hair now, just like Tonks couldn't when she was in love with Remus :)
They do have a great way to decide who gets to sleep where, don't they? :D But that is a great way to go on a holiday with a very low budget... So for how long has Teddy not slept? And he moped all the way through France, Spain and Portugal? Although I feel sorry for him, I can understand that his friends might become a little impatient with him then.
So what's happening there, in that bar and all - is that 'now', or (almost) directly after Dexter brought a girl to his/their room? It's good that Teddy is at least attempting to be (or act) happy :) The comment from the girls, that they were so pale that they had to be English, that was quite funny :D I guess that was not what Dexter wanted to hear, right? It's too bad that Teddy rejected that girl, even if her way of asking him to dance reminded him of Victoire. He could've tried, no? Though his friends aren't helping much, I have to admit.
Galatea was quite a surprise, I must say. She has kids? Not a husband as well, I hope? But the description about how Teddy felt the entire time were quite amusing, especially with the whole contemplation about sweat :P But it is great that this seemed to be distracting enough for Teddy to finally sleep! I hope that he won't have to keep finding distractions to be able to fall asleep again, and maybe he'll stop thinking about Victoire so much now? Well, one can hope.
Hopefully you'll update soon!
Author's Response: Yeah, the scene at the beginning is meant to be dramatic. I just kind of wanted to shove most of Teddy's mopiness into one little corner and get it all out there. Mopey Teddy isn't nearly as much fun as happy Teddy! :P Poor bloke with his heartbreak!
I'd say he hasn't slept in about a 3 weeks or a month or so. I think he occassionally dozes off but he sleeps poorly and mostly not at all, if that makes any sense. And yes, I'd be impatient with him too, so Dex and them aren't alone.
Oh the part where Dex brings a girl to his room and kind of like a flashback, we dont know when that really is, just whats happening "now" is happening afterward.
And yes, hopefully Teddy will get back on his feet soon. And I'm also glad everyone was surprised, because it was meant to be a radical shift in behavior for Teddy. And no, she is not married (which is good). :P
Thanks so much for the review after it took me so long to update!!!